OMG! *runs around in circles squeeing*
The last few pieces I’ve shared with you have been blog-worthy but lacked a certain level of “oomph” when it came to the texture and detail department. Well, boys and girls, prepare to have your world rocked. While chatting with Eclectic Wingtips during work on the last post, we were joined by fellow SLU’er, Eku Zhong. She provided me with a couple of suggestions about places to check out – and one of them was SLink. Now, I’m familiar with SLink for their shoes, but – for reasons completely beyond me – I had never actually looked at their clothing.. and had NO idea they made this slinky, delicious catsuit. I teleported right over to their main store, and was then wracked with indecision. The Vixen Catsuit is offered in a multitude of colors, and it was physically agonizing to pick just one. As a blogger on a budget, I simply couldn’t afford the fat pack (just shy of 3kL), but oh lordy, did I want it! I whined about this on group chat and Eku showed up to help me pick… and then very generously handed me the Lindens to get an extra color! (Thank you, Eku!)
At her prompting, I purchased the Ruby version. Right there in the store, I slithered into this tight little number with it’s plunging neckline down to there, and instantly felt like a sexy bombshell. She enthusiastically suggested I get the Black as well, and I have to say it didn’t take much prodding. I started getting some fun ideas about environment backgrounds for the shoot which I was blathering on about on group chat and Nimue Jewell mentioned that she’d been thinking about a sexy android look using the catsuit in Silver. Since this meshed perfectly with one of my ideas, I asked if she’d be willing to join me! The results are pretty spectacular if I do say so myself.
What’s “Just Right”: Without exception, I’ve never seen a better job of highlighting and shadow work on latex than this outfit. Period. End of sentence. Any time I’ve said it before.. well.. this blows it away. Every feminine curve – concave or convex – is lovingly detailed. Eku said she’d heard that the designer did the highlight and shadow work on a 3D model in a rendering program, and that sure makes a lot of sense. It’s the interplay of shadow and light that creates dimension — whether in an oil painting or Second Life clothing — and the work on the Vixen Catsuit is simply superb. The plunging neckline is tres sexy and the arching seaming line over the buttocks is feminine and enticing. That boots to match are included as part of the outfit just adds to the value.
What Could Use Improvement: There’s only two ways this could be improved: 1) The addition of a prim zipper pull – maybe with a dangle/ornament in the shape of a tiny lock to match the ones on the boots? and 2) If the lines of the garment were used to separate the outfit into its component parts (jacket/shirt/pants), instead of the layer shape. That would provide color mix and match (say, crimson legs and gloves, a black ‘leotard’.. or the white and silver intermingled) options that don’t currently exist. If it did… any latex-loving girl would have a fashiongasm.
Other things to note: As I said before, I know of SLink because of their gorgeous prim bare feet (which I wear on a regular basis on the beach at home in Carbondale) and their shoes – but they make a wide array of clothes, too! Sadly, only a few of their offerings are available on The Marketplace.
Special Thank Yous: Great big thank yous go to Eku Zhong, Nimue Jewell, and Naeve Rossini, who’s generosity and kindness made this a wonderfully fun shooting experience! Thank you, ladies!
Featured Outfit Details:
Models: Nimue Jewell, Sabella Fallen
Photographers: Nimue Jewell, Sabella Fallen
Locations: “Have Spacesuit Will Travel”* – Deshima Space Station / “Caped Crusaders” – City of Perdition / “Discipline” – Carbondale Heights (private members only sim) / “Dive, Girl!” – Space Bums display tank, and Carbondale Heights.
Poses: Long Awkward Pose, Glitterati, Sticky Candy, Juxtapose, NLimbo, Oberon’s Trick, Poseur, DevPose, Striking Poses.
“Have Spacesuit Will Travel”*: Vixen Catsuit in Metallic Grey by SLink. Belt – WideBelt Embossed in White, by COCO (In World / The Marketplace). Restraints – Misty White Leather Restraints Set by Insolence. Eye Piece – Memory Cartridge by MetaWear 2030/Infamous Designs. Skin – Elf in Moonbeam Light by Curio. Hair – Anamone in Snow by [Ploom]. Cleavage Enhancement in Superlight by Ayumi (In World / The Marketplace). Tattoo Layer Makeup – Cat Liner by L.Fauna (In World / The Marketplace). Eyes – Snow by Miriel. Custom Eye covers, control pane, and shape by Nimue Jewell (not available for sale).
“The Caped Crusaders”: Vixen Catsuit in Cyborg Blue by SLink. Belt, cuffs, shin guards – Enthraller by Bare Rose. Skin – Tess2 in Milky by LAQ. Cleavage Enhancement by LAQ. Tattoo Layer Makeup – Cat Liner by L.Fauna (In World / The Marketplace). Mask – Columbina by Illusions (In World / The Marketplace). Hair – Diva in Light Mauve by Sixty Nine. Eyes – Light Blue by Miriel. Earrings – Teardrop in Silver by Miriel. Electrical particle effect – Electric Avatar by Basic Elements (In World / The Marketplace)
“Discipline”: Vixen Catsuit in Black by SLink. Boots – Extrema! Latex Boots by Pietas Obscurum (In World / The Marketplace), Skin – Daydream in Lace, Retro by Cupcakes (In World / Marketplace Store), Hair – Neva2 in Jealous Red by Fri.day (In World / Marketplace Store), Eyewear – Monacle V2 by CatniP (In World / Marketplace Store), Belt – Wrap Skinny Belt in Silver by COCO (In World / The Marketplace), Cleavage Enhancement in Superlight by Ayumi (In World / The Marketplace) Lashes – Glamour by Miriel, Eyes – Emerald by Miriel.
“Have Spacesuit Will Travel”*: Vixen Catsuit in Ruby by SLink. Belt – VariBelt by GrueLing (In World / The Marketplace). Bracelets – Black and Silver Bangle Bracelets (Freebie!) by Bound By Love (In World / The Marketplace). Dog Tags – Custom Textured Dog Tags by BC Accessory 4 Men (store closed). Armor – Cyber Vest by /108/. Headpiece – Cyber HeadGear by by /108/. Eye – Cyber Eye by by /108/. Tattoo – Think Japanese by NZ Creations (In World / The Marketplace). Thigh Straps – The Cruel Thigh Straps by Sn@tch. Weapon – M9 Beretta & Holster by BYTat.
“The Caped Crusaders”: Vixen Catsuit (includes boots) in Ruby by SLink. Cape – Enchantress in Onyx by Deviance. Mask – Divis by (Illusions. Glowy Hands/Bracelets – Energy Cell by Hawt Toons Inc. Eye Prims – Red Glow Eyes by ZTD (In World / The Marketplace).
“Discipline”: Vixen Catsuit (includes boots) in White by SLink. Ankle Boots in White Patent by Bax (In World / The Marketplace). Etaya Four Strand Collar by (Illusions. O-Ring Cuff in White by Ha! Silk Blindfold by Illusions (In World / The Marketplace), Nails by Candy Nail.
* A loving and respectful nod to the master of Science Fiction, Mr. Robert Anson Heinlein.